The Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria (FIAV) was formed in 1989 by a group of resident Indian migrants of long-standing and repute that was keen to bring all the various regional, cultural and lingual Indian groups together under the one umbrella organization.
The FIAV’s goal was to serve as an umbrella organisation for all the Indian community organisations in Victoria bringing together all the individual organisations as a unified body in order to strengthen the community and provide improved services to the Indian origin population in Victoria.
By establishing such an organisation with the objective of unifying the Indian origin community in Victoria, the Local, State, Federal and the Indian governments were able to effectively reach out and communicate with the wider Australian Indian population as a whole
Signatories to this petition join together in calling for the State Government of Victoria to locate the Indian Cultural Hub in Dandenong. This means building on existing infrastructure to further strengthen a thriving Little India Precinct in Dandenong.